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Diamond League in Rabat - Emer reaches the podium

Diamond League in Rabat – Emer reaches the podium


Appenzeller Simon Hammer also impressed in Morocco and came in second in the long jump. Ajla Del Ponte increases, Karsten Warholm is injured.

Simon Emer lived up to the high expectations and provided the Swiss light at the Diamond League meeting in Rabat. The man jumped from Appenzell 8.13 meters in the long jump in Morocco thus earning a place on the podium.

The 22-year-old was only defeated by Greek Olympic champion Miltiadis Tintoglu (8.27m) and finished second. Emyr did not come to an impressive distance and set an annual world record of 8.45m from the multi-competition meeting in Götzis (AUT) Run, but that can’t be expected either. The actual decathlon is competing in his own specialty in the long jump until the beginning of August, and the World Championships in Eugene (USA) in July will be a highlight for him.

“That’s cool,” Emmer later said, and announced that he wanted to do another one in Oslo in two weeks’ time. Only one Swiss has reached the Diamond League podium: hurdler Karim Hussein finished third in Brussels seven years ago. There has never been a Swiss victory.

Other Swiss missions

In her second appearance this year in the Diamond League, Ticino managed it 100 meters Fortunately increase. Compared to meeting Birmingham two weeks ago, Del Ponte improved by three tenths in 11.42 seconds and finished fifth with her best of the season. At the start in particular, the 25-year-old was impressed by the quick reaction, as the European champion indoors and Swiss record holder made his way back after injury. As expected, Jamaican Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Hera took the win, in 10.83 seconds the only one remaining at under 11 seconds.

The 23-year-old from Graubünden outdone himself in his Diamond League debut 200 m in seventh place. Reese was not able to top it off, at 21.38 seconds he was about one second above his best time. The win went to Kenneth Bednarek (USA) in 20.21 seconds.

The valley overflowed 1500 m The personal best result is 4: 07.09 minutes, but in the world-class field that was only enough for the 15th and last place. On the final lap, the 25-year-old Huffman who specializes in the 800m had to let her rivals go. At first it was an all-Ethiopian affair: Hirut Meshesha won in a time of 3:57.30, ahead of Frioni Hailu and Aksumawit Mbaye.

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for Karsten Warholm He started his season and finished the race over the 400m hurdles after the first hurdle. The Olympic champion and world record holder grabbed his thigh with a sore face, and the Norwegian looked like he had injured himself. Hopefully, Warholm will be fit again to meet at his home ground in Oslo in two weeks’ time. The victory in Rabat went to the American successor Rosser (USA) after bitterly eliminating the most likely candidate.

On the road

The race has become the expected one-woman show Marilyde Paulino. Although the Olympic silver medalist from the Dominican Republic didn’t get below the 50-second mark, she left her opponents behind by six-tenths of a second and more in 50.10 seconds.

Chiara Scherer meets the limits of the World Cup

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Chiara Scherer of Toggenburg gave a solid performance in Relingen, Germany. The 26-year-old broke the world championship limit in title fights in Eugene on the 3,000-meter tower in 9:28.68 minutes. The Swiss took the lead early on and have run a lone race since then. Scherer improved her best by about 8 seconds, ranking second on Switzerland’s all-time list, just 7.03 seconds short of the record set by fellow coach Fabian Schlumpf (9:21.65). (sda)

The only 17-year-old wrote a cute story Emmanuel WanyoniThe Kenyan immediately won the 800m in his Diamond League debut, establishing himself as a favorite for the world championships. Nigel Amos (Bout) and Gabriel Toal (France) finished the race in second and third places.

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There was a surprise early in the competition: Olympic champion Katie Ngot (USA) failed to start the race at 4.30 meters and was already out. Her compatriot Sandy Morris eventually won the competition with a distance of 4.65 metres.